Grove City consistently strives to add to, improve and maintain parks and recreation facilities throughout the city. Current projects include the reconstruction of the parking lot of the Kingston Center and the restoration of Marsh Run in Gantz Park. Recently completed projects include the renovation of the Evans Center and the addition of amenities to Windsor Park.


Breck Community Park

Off-leash Dog Areas

The off-leash dog areas of Breck Community Park are closed for installation of artificial turf in high-traffic areas. This improvement will reduce muddy and worn areas to make the experience more pleasurable for handlers and dogs.

Unfortunately, much of the grass in these areas is missing or highly stressed. As it is important to allow the grass to fully recover before reopening to prevent chronic issues, the off-leash areas are expected to remain closed through May to allow the grass to become fully rooted and healthy.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve our parks.

Access from Demorest Road

Demorest Road is anticipated to remain closed through October 2022 from Grove City Road north to Basswood Avenue for reconstruction of the road and the addition of infrastructure including storm sewers and a multiuse path. Due to the complication of the project, there will be no through traffic. This means that the main entrance and parking lot for Breck Community Park will be closed for the duration of the project that is anticipated to be completed in October 2022.

The park will remain open, but will only be accessible through the secondary entrances off Marsol Avenue and Magnolia Street for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Visitors are asked to be respectful of the residents in the surrounding neighborhood when accessing the park.

Access map for Breck Community Park

Although Breck Community Park contains the only off-leash areas in Grove City, dogs (and cats) are permitted in all Grove City Parks and Recreation operated parks except in designated areas, e.g., ball fields. Pets must be on a leash (maximum length of six feet) and in control of a capable handler at all times. Immediate cleanup of any feces is required.

Dog owners looking for an off-leash experience can find a number of other dog parks in the region. Within a 20-minute drive of Breck Community Park, off-leash areas are located in Scioto Audubon MetroPark, 400 West Whittier St.; Wheeler Dog Park, 725 Thurber Drive West; Spindler Dog Park, 2121 Spindler Road; and Three Creeks Dog Park, 2748 Spangler Road. For more information, visit www.columbus.gov/recreationandparks/dog-parks/all-dog-parks and www.metroparks.net/pets.

Visit the Road Closures and Construction Updates page for more information on this and other Grove City projects.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes, but look forward to increased and safer access to the park once the project is complete.


Marsh Run Restoration in Gantz Park

Excuse our mess! Grove City is restoring Marsh Run in Gantz Park from the main parking lot east to Gantz Road.

All paths are open, but please be aware that certain areas of the park remain under development and may offer hazards.

Over time, the creek has been straightened, experienced entrenchment leading to erosion, polluted with runoff from the road and overrun with invasive plant and tree species such as honeysuckle.

This project, financed by a grant from the CleanOhio Conservation Fund, is returning Marsh Run to a more natural condition. Non-native species of trees were cleared and replanted with hardy native species of trees and shrubs. The creek was stabilized by raising the channel bed, regrading and reinforcing eroded banks, and rerouting the water flow further from Home Road.

The project timeline was planned to minimize disruption to wildlife and maximize the establishment of new trees and shrubs with trees felled in March, vegetation cleared in April and work on the stream bed May through September. New trees and shrubs were planted in late fall to enhance healthy root development.

We appreciate your patience and know you share our excitement about making Grove City’s first park a premier destination for experiencing nature.

Marsh Run Project Area

Project Timeline

  • Phase I (March 2021): tree felling
  • Phase II (April 2021): vegetation removal
  • Phase III (May-September 2021): streambed reconstruction
  • Phase IV (November 2021-May 2022): planting of native species of trees and shrubs
Marsh Run Plant List

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III


The Park at Beulah

The first phase of development is underway at the 30-acre park space in the Beulah Park development. This phase provides the infrastructure for future development including grading, moving and shaping soil and installing underground utilities. Phase I should be complete by mid-summer.

Park at Beulah Development

Grove City Welcome Center and Museum

Work is currently underway to repair the roof of the Grove City Welcome Center and Museum to ensure that the many historical artifacts housed in the building are fully protected.  The building is closed to visitors until construction is complete. Watch for future updates with reopening information.

Museum roof construction

Fryer Park: Discovery Frontier Playground

Play structures in the Discovery Frontier playground are being removed and the space is being redeveloped by MidStates Recreation.

The new playground will include innovative play equipment that maximizes accessibility. Features to look for are spinning disks, basket-style swings, play structures with rope-climbing components and a fall-safe climbing tower with a tunnel slide.

The space, which will keep its celestial theme, is expected to reopen in fall 2022.


Henceroth Park: Fitness Equipment and Play Structures

The outdoor fitness equipment at Henceroth Park has been replaced with new equipment.

The multi-use fitness station includes the following features:

  • Step-up platforms (12”, 18” and 24”)
  • Variable pull up station
  • Variable push up station
  • Variable press
  • Variable monkey bars
  • Swedish ladder
  • Decline sit up bench
  • Knee-lift dip station

The equipment will have shade structures, a training sign with a QR code for viewing instructional videos and safety surfacing consisting of shredded rubber mulch. Download trainer-designed workout programs for all fitness levels using the equipment from www.gametime.com.

The play equipment is being replaced with funding provided through a Nature Works grant. New elements include a climbing wall and a large, multi-activity piece.

Henceroth Park Exercise Equipment

2021 Completed Projects

Evans Center Renovation

Over the past year, the Evans Center has undergone a variety of facility upgrades including a new welcome area, bathrooms with improved accessibility, new counters and cabinets, and much more. The Evans Center is open to the public.


Kingston Center Parking Lot

The parking lot behind the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., was repaved and reconfigured to improve traffic flow and prevent flooding.

Visitors parking is to the rear and the east side of the building. Traffic flow is west to east closest to the building and then either continue around the east side of the building to exit onto Kingston Avenue or turn left to follow the back aisle to the entrance/exit to the west of the building. Traffic in the lot east of the building is one way.

Please be aware of participants, including toddlers, entering and exiting the building.

The Parks and Recreation drop box and the flag collection bin are now located approximately half way down the rear of the building under the awning.

Diagram of alternative parking for Kingston Center

Indian Trails Park: Gaga Pit

Gaga is a dodgeball-style game played in an enclosure that can be enjoyed by a range of ages at the same time. Grab playground ball and give it a try at Indian Trails Park (Buckeye Parkway, just north of Rising Sun Drive). The rules are displayed on a sign on the “pit.”

Gaga Pit at Indian Trails Park

Fryer Park: Grove City Community Gardens

The Growing in the Grove Community Garden was built through a cooperative effort of Grove City Parks and Recreation and Eagle Scout Shane Fuller and features 51 garden plots available for seasonal rental by Grove City residents. The garden complex includes 30 4’x12′ beds, 20 4’x10′ beds and four elevated beds, and is located to the east of Discovery Drive. The beds are maintained and harvested by the renters; all produce is the property of the person renting the plot. Call 614-277-3050 for information on participating.

Gaga Pit at Indian Trails Park

Windsor Park

Pickleball shade & bleachers

Pickleball Courts

Lights were installed in October.

Bleachers and shade structures were added to the Pickleball Court area at Windsor Park in June 2021.

Tennis Courts

The lights for the tennis courts were replaced with new LED versions in spring-summer 2021.